- alignment /uh-LAHYN-muhnt/
- clumsiness /KLUHM-zee-nuhs/
- interfere /in-ter-FEER/
- incorporate /in-KAWR-puh-reyt/
- in no time /in-noh-tahym/
[noun] – an arrangement in which two or more things are positioned in a straight line or parallel to each other
I think the wheels of your car are out of alignment.
[noun] – behaviour that does not show any skill or thought
Mia’s clumsiness often gets her into accidents.
[verb] – If something or someone interferes with a situation or a process, it spoils it or prevents its progress
I hope you won’t let this problem interfere with your studies.
[verb] – to include something as part of something larger
Nel suggested some ideas to incorporate into my project.
[idiom] – very quickly or very soon
We’ll arrive at the gas station in no time.
Test your balance
The best way to start your journey to better balance is to do a one-leg stand test. Stand on the floor and lift one foot, balancing your weight over your remaining standing leg. Try it on both sides. Normally, you should be able to stand on one leg for at least 20 seconds without too much shaking. It is best to do this daily.
Enhance body awareness and control
Before you can do any body-weight exercise, you must first be aware of your body’s position. Doing yoga or tai chi while paying attention to how you shift your weight can do wonders for your body.
Posture affects your body’s alignment and ability to center your weight. Having postural control is key to maintaining balance. Practice breathing exercises and avoid sitting for long periods.
The next time you head out, look out for improper walking patterns and correct them. Try to walk with intention.
Don’t let clumsiness interfere with your life. Try incorporating these strategies into your routine, and you’ll have better balance in no time.
- Which among these strategies would you like to try? Why?
- When was the last time you went out for a walk?
- If you were to create an exercise plan, what would it be like?
- Do you think moderate exercises are better than high-intensity workouts?
- In your opinion, how much exercise do adults need? Please explain your answer.